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Icemaker problem on Sears Side-by-side #106.56546400

Through-the-door icemaker quit working recently; immed. suspected water valve, bought, and replaced that item, still not working (water dispenser is fine). Have read your comments to Tammieroe (03/22/07) and tried the V and L test points - no water (inlet tube NOT frozen). Also read your comments to WillN2Try (09/17-19/07). Both water valve solenoids work with one of the elect. connectors, but not the other one, which I'm assuming would point to the module. There is NO noise coming from the module (not even trying to turn. (Now I did notice that the retaining clip that holds the white wheel onto the motor gear is broken, but shouldn't the motor itself still try to turn? I can replace the module if necesaary (or components thereof) but I have already "wasted" money on the valve, and don't really want to waste more if the module is not the problem. (If you think it is the module, should I just replace the motor and gear assembly or the WHOLE thing? Thanks in advance for your advice!!

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  • waterboy1234 Nov 12, 2007

    I seem to be having a similar problem. There is water going to the door. The machine does not turn on. I have a new cartridge. I went through the manual and all the trouble shooting and still nothing. The Ice maker is making no noise. There is a red lite flashing but it does turn of when the door is closed. If anyone has any Ideas that would be great. Thank You. Jeff

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    Replaced the valve. water is ok on the drink dispenser but still no activity with the icemaker.

  • kiser4 Jul 12, 2008

    Its funny, in a sick sort of way... two days after Sears called to ask if I wanted to renew the service contract on our side by side (106.56546400), which I declined, the ice maker just stopped producing ice. Does anyone know what the little red flashing LED is trying to tell me ? I tried replacing the filter which was pretty old. I thought that once the pressure improved it would start working again (longshot), but it didn't. I haven't really dug into it yet, but plan to today or tomorrow. I was hoping that the LED would lead me to the root of the problem. Does it flash a code?

  • clement2234 Feb 12, 2009

    Regarding the gear assembly, it appears the clip that holds the plastic gear in place has broken... not sure how to fix this. Is there a part I can buy to replace just this piece?

  • ti009 Mar 01, 2009

    anyone knows what the blinking red LED means? is it just a generic "ice maker issue" light? What was the resolution? replace the whole module?

  • darnell57 Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem water leaking the freezer.

  • teresaev Mar 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. The light is blinking and no ice has been made. Of course my extended warrenty also just ran out. If anyone knows a home remedy it would be great!



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I have a kitchenaid referigator. The icemaker just stop working. The little red light blinks, when the door is open only. What do I do?

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If the retainer in the gear is broken you will have to replace the module. The switch connections are on the back side of that gear and the motor will not run if the gear gets slightly out of place. I will bet the gear has red lettering on it. The module you get to replace it will have blue lettering. Very common problem on these icemakers for a couple of years. They put high torque motors in those modules without beefing up the plastic that holds everything together. The new module should solve your problem.

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  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your icemaker problem and see what you found wrong.



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